Bottle Notes, Burgundy

2003 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny – Bottle Notes

The family run estate of Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier dates back to 1863. This was initially a 4-hectare Chambolle domaine but since Frédéric took back the family’s old Nuits St-Georges Monopole, Clos de la Maréchale, from Faiveley in 2004, the Domaine has increased to 13 hectares. Their are 7 wines currently being produced at Mugnier with the Bonnes Mares and Musigny being some of the most coveted wines in all of Burgundy.

Garnet in color. 12.5% ABV. Exquisite nose of red fruits, cloves, forest floor and a slight floral element. Medium body with just the right amount of acidity. Silky, sappy and so very elegant. Cherries, truffles, strawberries and orange peel on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long with moderate tannins. Aging beautifully and not showing any of the characteristics associated with the hot ’03 vintage. Drink over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 92 points.

This wine (or all the Mugnier wines) for that matter, have become rather expensive in recent years. The most recent versions of this wine will set you back more than $125 per bottle.

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